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Pelwatte redefines its health and safety measures in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Pelwatte Dairy, the renowned local dairy producer, has taken precautionary measures to emphasize their commitment and resort towards ensuring safety and security of its staff and other stakeholders in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As such, several exemplary measures...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020
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Antibiotic resistance: SLCPI calls for responsible antibiotics prescription and use

The Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI) reiterated its commitment towards raising awareness on ethical marketing, prescribing and use of pharmaceutical drugs, as a key instrument towards minimising the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Sri Lanka....
Posted On 24 Nov 2020
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Ceylinco Healthcare’s radiation treatment centres exceed 10,000 patients milestone

Ground-breaking TomoTherapy Centre celebrates eighth anniversary   Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL), the pioneer of cutting-edge radiation treatment for cancer in Sri Lanka’s private healthcare sector, has announced it surpassed the 10,000 patients milestone just as...
Posted On 24 Nov 2020
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English Nursing Care focusing on ‘Nurses Make the Difference’ on World Diabetes Day 2020

English Nursing Care a Sri Lankan home nursing care service is advocating this year’s campaign for World Diabetes Day as per the World Health Organisation (WHO): ‘Nurses Make the Difference’, by recognising the impactful work nurses perform and investing in further...
Posted On 17 Nov 2020
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Vision Care focuses on regular eye testing to mark “World Diabetes Day”

Colombo: Vision Care, Sri Lanka’s pioneering eye care service provider, is marking World Diabetes Day by bringing attention to the importance of regular eye testing to avoid various eye complications caused by diabetes and safeguard one’s existing vision. People with diabetes...
Posted On 15 Nov 2020
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SLCPI takes proactive measures to ensure timely access to NCD medication in Sri Lanka

In lieu of World Diabetes Day, the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI) announced their support towards efforts aimed at controlling the spread of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the country. While reiterating their commitment towards ensuring an...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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Hemas Remains Resilient Amidst Global Pandemic

Strong Second Quarter Performance   Hemas Holdings PLC (HHL) posted a Group revenue of Rs.17.4 billion for the quarter ended 30 September 2020, an increase of 11 per cent over corresponding period last year. Group operating profit for the quarter under review at Rs.2.0...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020
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Rela Hospital Performs Liver Transplant on Sri Lankan Professor; With Accidental Donor, Amid Covid Lockdown

The hospital also performs a surgery on the patient’s wife, the original donor prospect, who is unexpectedly diagnosed with a lesion in her small intestine, and thus becomes unfit to be a donor.   The transplant is done with the patient’s brother-in-law coming forward to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020
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Hayleys Fentons joins hands with district hospitals of Sri Lanka to treat covid-19 patients

In its ongoing commitment to play an active role in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, Hayleys Fentons the Group’s leading integrated engineering solutions specialist, rolled out their state-of-the-art communication system to the state hospitals treating COVID-19...
Posted On 11 Nov 2020
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Swadeshi Khomba Baby Hoda Purudu celebrates World Children’s Day with “Hoda Purudu ” educational campaign

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC launched a novel hygiene awareness campaign for Sri Lanka’s primary school children to coincide with the World Children’s Day celebrations. Titled “Swadeshi Khomba Baby Hoda Purudu” the event saw grade 3 school children at Sapugaskanda Sobhitha...
Posted On 10 Nov 2020
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SLCPI commends unified effort to protect medical supply chains from COVID disruptions

The Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI) lauded all those involved in the pharmaceutical supply chains for their proactive efforts in ensuring the uninterrupted supply of medicine throughout the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite challenges...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020

Need of the hour is ramped up testing

Given the enlarging COVID-19 clusters Sri Lanka is currently experiencing, it is critical that the country’s testing capacity is ramped up, along with its treatment capacity. Sri Lanka has to date employed only Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, which is a highly sensitive...
Posted On 01 Nov 2020